Professor Marilyn Lake

Marilyn Lake grew up in Tasmania, where she completed her undergraduate and Master's degrees in History. Marilyn moved to Melbourne in 1976 and enrolled in a PhD degree in History at Monash University. During that time she gave birth to two daughters, Kath and Jess. Marilyn subsequently held academic positions at Monash University, The University of Melbourne and La Trobe University, where she also served as Associate Dean Research and was appointed Charles LaTrobe Professor in History in 2010. Marilyn held Visiting Professorial Fellowships at Stockholm University, ANU, the University of Sydney, the University of Western Australia and the University of Maryland. Between 2001 and 2002 she held the Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard University. In the last ten years Marilyn has mainly been in research positions supported by two ARC Australian Professorial Fellowships.

Marilyn Lake was elected Fellow of the Academy of Humanities of Australia in 1995; and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia in 1999. She is currently President of the Australian Historical Association.

Marilyn has been fortunate that several of her books have won prizes: The Limits of Hope: Soldier Settlement in Victoria 1915-38 won the Harbison-Higinbotham prize and was short-listed for the Age Book of the Year in 1987; FAITH: Faith Bandler Gentle Activist won the HREOC award for non-fiction in 2002; Creating a Nation which Marilyn wrote with Patricia Grimshaw, Ann McGrath and Marian Quartly also won the HREOC prize for non-fiction and was shortlisted for the Adelaide Writers' Festival Prize; Drawing the Global Colour Line which she co-authored with Henry Reynolds won the Ernest Scott prize, the Queensland Premier's Prize for History and the Prime Minister's Prize for Non-Fiction in 2009.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Monash University, 1984)
Lake, Marilyn et al. What's Wrong with Anzac: The Militarization of Australian History. UNSW Press, 2010
Lake, Marilyn and Reynolds, Henry. Drawing the Global Colour Line: White Men's Countries and the Question of Racial Equality. Cambridge University Press/Melbourne University Press, 2008
Curthoys, Ann and Lake, Marilyn (eds.,). Connected Worlds: History in Transnational Perspective. ANU E press, 2005 (paperback 2010)

Member of

  • Australian Historical Association. President. 2010-2014

2016

Research Book Chapters
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2015

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2014

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2013

Research Book Chapters
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2012

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2011

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2010

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Conference Proceedings

2009

Research Book Chapters

2008

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2007

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2006

Edited Books
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2005

Edited Books
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2004

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2003

Research Book Chapters
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2002

Authored Research Books
Other Refereed Contribution to Refereed Journals
  • Marilyn Lake 2002, 'Review: Lake on Woollacott', Journal of Colonialism & Colonial History, Johns Hopkins University Press, vol. 3, issue 1.

2001

Research Book Chapters
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Grant information

2013

Additional grant information

ARC Australian Professorial Fellowship 2011-16 and Discovery Grant for project 'The International History of Australian Democracy'

Supervision

Available for supervision.

Supervision Statement

I currently supervise in the areas of Australian and transnational history with particular focus on movements for sexual and racial equality.